March 24, 2012
Mayor's Press Office
For Arthur J. Krim, a professor of historic preservation at Boston Architectural College, Boston’s three-deckers - with their light wooden frames, flat or pitched roofs, and stacked porches - are as iconic to Boston as New England clam chowder.
“If you’re going to maintain the character of Boston,’’ Krim said, “you basically need to preserve these three-deckers.’’
In recent years, many of these houses have been foreclosed or left to disrepair. Now, city officials are launching a $3 million initiative to restore Boston’s three-deckers to their former glory.